Cortez Elementary Teacher

MONTEZUMA CORTEZ SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1 Elementary Teacher POSITION INFORMATION Job Position: Elementary Teacher Start Date: 2018-2019 School Year Subject & Grade: Elementary Organization: Elementary School Designation: Teacher Location: Cortez, CO Type: Contractual Contact: Amy MacBean Full/Part Time: Full time Email: amacbean@cortez.k12.co.us Benefits: Yes Phone: 970-565-7282 x 1100 Compensation: Commensurate to experience DistrictWebsite: www.cortez.k12.co.us About Us: Montezuma-Cortez Mission and Values Our district is dedicated to ensuring all our students reach their potential and graduate ready for college and career. Our district is driven by our core values: Kids First Working Together for Educational Excellence Whatever it Takes We are looking for passionate teachers who are interested in joining a dynamic team of educators dedicated to closing the achievement gap in a high-need, diverse community of learners. We are privileged to serve students from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Tribe, which contributes greatly to the cultural richness of our community and schools. Position Summary: Our teachers are the key to our students' success. The role of our teachers is to facilitate a dynamic learning environment that engages all students in a rigorous, joyful educational experience that meets individual needs while holding all students to a high standard of performance. Our teachers collaborate with each other on an ongoing basis in their quest to continue their development and professional growth. Teachers receive regular observation, coaching, professional development, and support from the Principal and other instructional coaches. Essential Duties: Creates an effective and engaging learning environment that aligns to school-wide values, behavioral expectations, and positive behavioral support systems. Develops and teaches standards-based lessons that provide all students with rigorous instruction aligned to district curriculum. Actively participates in weekly teacher-led grade-level professional learning communities. Actively participates in the data-driven instruction cycle including regularly utilizing data from formative, interim, and benchmark assessments to evaluate student progress and make adjustments to instruction to ensure all students are making adequate growth. Utilizes data to provide individualized support to students through small group instruction and to identify students in need of additional support through the school's MTSS/RtI process. Provides leadership and guidance to para-professionals and other school intervention staff working in the classroom. Proactively communicates with and engages parents and guardians as partners in supporting student educational goals. Supports the development of the whole child including providing regular opportunities for social-emotional learning and character education. Complies with all applicable state and federal laws and district policies. Other Essential Skills: Language Skills: Demonstrate an understanding of the Colorado state standards for English language arts including the foundations of literacy and how to apply those in practice to support the development of strong literacy skills in students. Ability to deepen student's literacy skills across the curriculum through exposure to fiction and non-fiction texts, opportunities to practice skills in citing evidence to text, and writing across the curriculum. Ability to effectively present information both orally and in writing and to respond to questions from students, parents, and colleagues. Mathematical Skills: Demonstrate understanding of the Colorado state standards for math including the progression of foundational math skills in elementary and the demonstration of mathematical practices. Ability to engage students in rigorous and dynamic mathematics instruction that utilizes a variety of methods (e.g. modeling, word problems, critiquing the reasoning of others) to move from concrete to conceptual to abstract, building an effective mathematical foundational knowledge to prepare students for middle school and higher math. Growth Mindset: A commitment to continuous improvement including an ability to apply knowledge of current research and educational theory to instructional programming; an ability to receive feedback and reflect on one's own instruction; an ability to interpret and use data to drive changes in instruction; and a desire to engage in ongoing collaboration with colleagues to share and learn best practices. Minimum Qualifications: ? Must hold or qualify for Colorado Licensure ? Understanding of standards-based instruction and the data-driven instructional cycle ? Knowledge of Colorado State Content Standards preferred Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time, walk around the classroom and school; provide verbal instruction and solicit and hear students responses as well as demonstrate an ability to read handwritten or typed materials. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be asked to push or lift up to 50 lbs. Examples of this include lifting boxes of books and/or pushing AV/VCR carts. These physical demands represent those an employee needs to routinely demonstrate while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term. This Position Reports to: The Principal " />

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